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Baroness Sharp of Guildford asked Her Majesty's Government:
What they consider to be the value of school trips and their contribution to the curriculum. More...

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The head of the government's education watchdog yesterday criticised the second largest teachers' union for urging schools to stop taking children on school trips because of the fear of legal action More...

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MINUTES OF EVIDENCE
TAKEN BEFORE
EDUCATION AND SKILLS COMMITTEE
EDUCATION OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
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A paper for discussion and comment back to ALAA More...

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TeacherNet's guidance on health and safety of pupils on educational visits already covers non-EU pupils in British school groups going to EU countries. However, some consulates or border staff of new EU member states may be uncertain of relevant EU rules or guidelines. A school's risk assessment will need to take account of early learning curves in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Cyprus, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia and the Czech Republic (the new accession states).

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HMCI David Bell says, "The benefits of Outdoor Education are far too important to forfeit, and by far outweigh the risks of an accident." More...

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The Education and Skills Committee has announced an inquiry into Education Outside the Classroom. More...

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September 19th is the day.... More...

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Are serious educational visits losing out as the market in school 'jollies' to theme parks booms? More...

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Are the holidays just for relaxing?
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